Starting April 1, 2016, the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal will be the new interviewing site for all K-1 visas in Canada. The U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver will no longer process K-1 visas, also known as fiancé(e) visas.
The U.S. Consulate General in Montreal currently provides all immigrant visa services in Canada. While traveling to Montreal may be an inconvenience for some, the ability to process all immigrant visas at the same post will ensure transparency, consistency, and uniform customer service for all applicants.
After the National Visa Center forwards an applicant’s I-129F petition to the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, Canadian residents who are applying for a K visa can expect to be contacted by consular staff to schedule their interview appointment.
This change applies to all K-1 petitions received at the National Visa Center after March 31, 2016. The U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver will continue to process K visa applications and conduct interviews for petitions they received prior to that date.
If you have questions about K visa applications and would like to speak with a knowledgeable attorney, Berardi Immigration Law would be happy to assist you –contact us today!